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South Hetton, Football Ground

54.795278, -1.401194

South Hetton

Opened:

1900s

Closed:

1930s?

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

16 Feb 2023

HER Description

NEHL - One of two football grounds in the area, this ground was home to South Hetton Royal Rovers or South Hetton Lilywhites. It was likely Lilywhites, as Royal Rovers utilised the adjacent cricket ground for their general meetings but cannot be confirmed. This ground featured limited facilities except a small shed on its eastern side. It was likely just markings and maintained goal posts.

The two clubs represent the intense grassroots football culture at this time, with two clubs representing the small village. Royal Rovers competed in the Durham Amateur Cup, Seaham Charity Cup and the Wingate Charity Cup.

Ordnance Survey

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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